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was not able to confirm them, but it would be a good thing if we're starting to move forward >> the fbi opened an investigation as officials try to sort out whether this is a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. a government source says the fbi is sending investigators to germany to interview libyan and u.s. consulate personnel who were evacuated. >> charlie d'agata got a first look inside the u.s. compound where the attack took place. his report is coming up next on the cbs evening news. today, president obama promised swift retribution for the attack >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terrorism will go unpunished >> the president made the comments during a campaign stop in colorado yesterday. yesterday his republican rival criticize the president in how he handled the situation. today mitt romney stressed the need for a strong military to deter similar violence. >> we need to have a military second to none and that is so strong no one would ever think of contesting it >> a protester disrupted his attempt to hol
, traumatized by the events of 9/11, an airline dispatcher battles for benefits. f.b.i. said today it made a terrorism arrest last night. according to the authorities, an 18-year-old was planning to set off a car bomb outside a downtown bar. the f.b.i. says it was led to the accused man after he posted material online about wanting to kill americans. agents had provided the teen with a fake bomb after they contacted him. the public was never in danger. americans paused this past week to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. nearly 3,000 died. mark strassman reports now on the emotional toll the attacks are still taking on one man at the heart of that day's events. >> i still have, you know, nightmares about it. during the day i still think about it. >> reporter: on 9/11, michael winter was supervising 40 flight controllers for united airlines at its chicago operations center. you knew you were responsible for all those folks. >> yes. >> reporter: you were it? >> the safety and security of all those airplanes was my responsibility. >> reporter: you sent out a dispatch to all united
for the f.b.i. investigators from the united states to come in, or are you advising them to stay away for a while? >> maybe it is better for them to stay for a little while, for a little while. but until we-- we-- we do what we have to do ourselves. but, again, we'll be there for their presence to help further the investigation. i mean, any hasty action i think is not welcomed. >> schieffer: i want to thank you very much for joining us this morning. thank you, sir. >> thank you so much. >> schieffer: and joining us now, suesap rice, the u.n. ambassador, our u.n. ambassador. madam ambassador, he said this is something that has been in the planning stages for month. i heard you were saying you think it is spontaneous? >> bob, let me tell you what we believe to be the assessment at presence. first of all, very purpose rimportantly, as you discussed, there is is an investigation that will be done by f.b.i. they are not on the ground yet but they have begun looking at all source of evidence of various sorts available to them and us. they will get on the ground and continue the investigatio
overcame the building. >> a law-enforcement source says the fbi will start investigation by interviewing the american survivors of the attack who are now at a u.s. military base in germany. secretary of state hillary clinton will be at andrews air force base as the bodies that were killed their return home. >> the man believed to be responsible for that anti muslim movie that started the violence is actually hiding in southern california. a government source says a 55 year-old man is behind the film. he is a convicted felon who is on probation for financial crimes. the media is staking out his house where he is believed to live in southern california. a film maker considers himself a coptic christian. many members of that church are currently here in the bay area for a convention in pleasanton. church leaders and worshipers are denouncing the movie and people with anti islamic views. >> there is no are behind it, there's no truth behind it, whatever that movie is does not represent my belief and i can't speak for my church that it does not represent any of us. >> there are eight coptic c
the libyan people. >> charlie, will we see a coordination between the fbi and american officials who are coming and the libyan security officials in benghazi? >> reporter: from what we understand from libyan officials we've spoken to, that investigation is already under way. although, interestingly, we didn't see any investigators aat the compound, but yet they are spreading throughout the ben z gazi area. it was a rally, anti-american protest, but largely peaceful. what happened after that seems to have been guided and it wasn't out of anger. this wasn't an anti-american protest that exploded. this seemed to be an attack on the u.s. consulate. >> thank you very much, senior correspondent, john miller, along with chief correspondent lara logan. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do we know about the people behind the attack in benghazi? >> not much. we're in a critical stage of attribution, which is how do we figure out who it was if it wasn't a spontaneous mob? the people who showed up after the demonstrators with the guns, it was much more likely it was an organized group. tw
the f.b.i. would begin the investigation by interviewing the 30 american survivors of the attack who are now at a u.s. military wais in germany. the attackers struck at 10 p.m. local time tuesday and within 15 minutes were inside the compound firing on the main building where ambassador chris stevens, information manager sean smith, and a security officer had already begun destroying classified documents. smoke and flames from a rocket- propelled grenade which exploded on the roof, drove the security officer of the building, but he went back in to find stevens and smith. state department spokeswoman victoria nuland described what happened next. >> when he got to sean smith, he was already dead. he pulled him from the building. he went back into the building with additional security forces, but was unable to locate ambassador stevens before the fire overcame the building. >> reporter: the battle then shifted to an annex where two other americans, former navy seal glen doherty, and a still unidentified state department security guard were killed. apparently out-numbered and outgunned b
time, the state department urged all nonessential personnel to leave on commercial flights. the f.b.i. has opened an investigation and is sending agents to sift through the wreckage for evidence. and at the same time the u.s. is increasing its surveillance over libya, including the use of those unmanned drones. in addition, scott, the navy is positioning two destroyers armed with cruise missiles off the coast of libya. bottom line: this is a terrorist hunt. >> pelley: david, thank you. this is the first time a u.s. ambassador has died in the line of duty in more than 30 years. at the white house this morning, the president said this. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> pelley: christopher stevens is only the sixth u.s. ambassador in american history to be killed by terrorists. it was a shock at the state department where secretary of state hillary clinton spoke earlier. >> today many americans are asking-- indeed
's a coordinated effort by terrorists. fbi has sent a team to help with the investigation and a contingent of marines will boost security. the navy also increasing its presence in the region. lots of going on. susan mcginnis gofrd -- covered it all. >> reporter: president obama promises to bring the killers to justice. meanwhile the horrific events haven't stopped the presidential candidates from attacking one another. egyptian police clashed with demonstrators outside the u.s. embassy in cairo overnight. it's the latest in a wave of violence in egypt and libya that led to the deaths of u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. president obama promises the u.s. will find those responsible. >> i want to assure you we'll bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: investigators are considering the possibility that steven's death was planned part of a coordinated terrorist attack. >> appears to be well-planned out. certainly this was more than just a protest gone bad but whether or not it was a premeditated al qaeda attack, i think is still to be determined. >> reporter: 50 marine
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